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Henry Dasson (1825 - 1896)

A gilt-bronze mounted marquetry commode after a model by Jean-Henri Riesener, late 19th century
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Henry Dasson (1825 - 1896)

A gilt-bronze mounted marquetry commode after a model by Jean-Henri Riesener, late 19th century
Estimate
30,00050,000
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Henry Dasson (1825 - 1896)

A gilt-bronze mounted marquetry commode after a model by Jean-Henri Riesener, late 19th century
opening with five drawers on three ranks, with a marble top, signed 'Henry Dasson'
Haut. 95 cm, larg. 170,5 cm, prof. 63 cm ; height 37 1/3  in., width 67 1/2  in., depth 24 3/4 in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's, Paris, 11 February 2015, Former collection Duke of Mortemart, lot 112 (sold 81 000€)

Catalogue Note

This piece is a replica of the famous commode created by Jean-Henri Riesener, which was part of Pope Pie VII furniture in his room, during his visit to Fontainebleau in 1801, hence its name: "Commode du Concordat". The tripartite front and the trapezoidal central panel, with a luxurious nature morte in marquetry, are particularly characteristic of Riesener's work. A similar commode, with a richer gilt-bronze ornament, was delivered by Riesener in 1778 for Louis XVI's retirement home at the Chateau de Fontainebleau. It was then transported to Versailles to furnish the library of Louis XVI. This model gave rise in the late nineteenth century to many replicas by the best cabinetmakers, Linke, Sormani or Dasson.

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